Miniature Sprites

Miniature Sprites

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Miniature Sprites



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Title: Miniature Sprites
Pixel Artist: Stava  (Level 8 MS-DOS :: 11288 points)
Posted: 9/23/2019 08:44
Statistics:  12 comments    31 faves    0 avatars

Was working on these back in January/February. I was trying to make some miniature inspired sprites, for possibly some kind of a dungeon crawler type of game. Also practicing some more dynamic poses.

I included the redscale versions on the left since that's how I've originally made them, in redscale then colored them afterwards, working with redscale kinda helped me think more creative and it felt more "fierce" to work with.

They're quite inspired by Warcraft 3, but also Bastard!! (with some more agile orcs), and I hope everyone realizes who the character at the bottom is. :)
 

Plenty of colors in total (about 50) even though I was trying to use as few as possible, I just wanted different characters to have different skins and stuff like that, so it added up.

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Stava (Level 8 MS-DOS) @ 3/14/2021 23:55

Thanks, you're right about the light source. I didn't put much thought into it since the purpose was just to practice the redscale idea and making some creative and dynamic poses. I simply went with whatever light source I felt like going with on each sprite haha


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Siskan (Level 4 Egg Tart) @ 3/14/2021 17:00

These are really neat. I especially like the poses of the halberdier and archer! I wonder how the top three will look next to the others though as the lighting seems completely different.


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Stava (Level 8 MS-DOS) @ 9/28/2019 06:51

@DerNachbar Thanks! That guy is the first character I did and he is my favorite aswell. :)


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DerNachbar (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/28/2019 03:35

I really like the designs and the poses, especially the guy with the horizontally held halberd.


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Stava (Level 8 MS-DOS) @ 9/27/2019 07:45

Thanks everyone!

@crecs I wrote a bit about it in description, some artists like to work with greyscale and then add colors afterwards, I was playing around with working in redscale since I felt like it helped me visualize things better with this piece. Also working with few colors and small palette to manage helped flesh out the ideas easier.


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crecs (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 9/27/2019 06:32

Looks absolutely fantastic. Is there a reason for doing "red scale", like perhaps it makes it easier to make a palette swap of sprites? I have no idea, it is cool but not conventional (at least not any convention I've been to).


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MrQuetch (Level 3 Game Boy) @ 9/24/2019 16:54

I love this... I instantly got an Amiga vibe from the red-rendered characters. Some games had little scenes like that, where you would see the character in full color and transition to a single color and vice-versa. I don't know who the bottom character is. But, great work, regardless.


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DrSlouch (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 9/24/2019 16:52

The shading style reminds me of the SNES-era Shin Megami Tensei games; very clean and effective shading style.


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Stava (Level 8 MS-DOS) @ 9/24/2019 06:13

Thanks guys!

@gennoveus Thanks! Hm, that's a great idea. I just looked Hero Quest up, I should look into making a game mockup similar to it with these kind of sprites someday. 


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gennoveus (Level 5 Detective) @ 9/23/2019 18:47

These are great! They remind me of Hero Quest!


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imonk (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 9/23/2019 17:46

Me too


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Theoden (Level 8 Marshal) @ 9/23/2019 13:03

Excellent.
Diggin the greenskins.


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